Why booking travel this weekend could save you thousands

Watch the video for an exclusive look at the airfares on sale this weekend.

If you're planning your next holiday or are after some travel inspiration, an event taking place this weekend is perfectly timed.

The Flight Centre Travel Expo is being held the ASB Showgrounds in Auckland, offering cheap flights, discounted package deals, tours and cruises.

There's some special deals for families too.
There's some special deals for families too. Photo credit: Getty Images

Top return flight deals available over the weekend include:

  • Hawaii - $799, leaving AKL, flying Fiji Airways
  • LA or San Francisco - $799, leaving AKL/WLG/CHC, flying Fiji Airways
  • Bali - $659, leaving WLG/CHC or $719, leaving AKL, flying Virgin Airlines
  • Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne - $399, leaving AKL/WLG/CHC, flying Air NZ
  • Rome - $999, leaving AKL/CHC, flying Air China
  • London - $1099, leaving AKL, flying Air China
  • Fiji - $499, leaving AKL/WLG/CHC, flying Fiji Airways (child fare $269)
  • Samoa - $499, leaving AKL, flying Air NZ

Other top deals available at the expo:

  • Italy, Spain & France seven nights cruise - $799, airfares additional
  • Gold Coast for families - $595, per person, includes airfares and seven nights' accommodation (family share room)
  • Up to $1625, off selected Trafalgar Europe guided holidays

With the travel industry continuing to grow, this year's expo is expected to be one of the busiest. 

"Early figures show next year is going to be one of the biggest for Kiwis travelling internationally," Sean Berenson from Flight Centre said.

As well as cheap travel, the expo will also offer augmented reality activities located throughout. Once your phone is set up, you can see 360-degree video of the locations on sale, as well as a few hidden prizes located around the building.